Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 March 2005

460 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195176902

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Its Nature and Justification

Revised Edition

Bernard Gert

Bernard Gert's classic work Morality, in which he argues his distinctive and comprehensive moral theory, is now in its sixth edition. Gert argues that morality is an informal system that does not provide answers to every moral question but does always limit the range of morally acceptable options and so explains why some moral questions cannot be resolved. Gert shows the complex role that reasoning plays in moral decisions, and he illustrates how moral rules cannot be understood independently of the systems in which they are embedded. Although his moral theory is sophisticated, it is presented with a clarity that will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students alike, as well as anyone with a general interest in applied ethics.


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